Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical) Exam, 2012

The Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical) Exam, 2012, is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) every year for the recruitment of Junior Engineer posts in the Central Water Commission (CWC), Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and Military Engineering Service (MES).

Important Dates and Parameters
Exam Date The Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical) Exam, 2012 is scheduled to be held on the 8th of April, 2012.
Fees The applicants will have to pay a fee of INR 100. Women candidates and aspirants belonging to the SC/ST and Specially abled sections will not have to pay any fees.
Registration Opening Date The application process will begin on the 14th of January, 2012. Applications can either be sent online or via post.
Registration Closing Date The last date of registration is the 10th of February, 2012. For candidates residing in remote areas, the last date of submission of forms is 17th February, 2012.
Eligibility Criteria: Age and Education The applicants should not be below 18 and above 27 years of age for both Electrical and Civil Engineering posts in CPWD. Applicants for MES will have to be within 30 years of age. For posts in CWC, the candidates should not be above 32 years.For Junior Engineers in CPWD, the candidates should have a diploma in electrical, mechanical or civil engineering from a recognized institute.

For Junior Engineers in CWC, the candidates should have either a diploma or a degree in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering from a recognized institute.

For Junior Engineers in MES, the candidates must have either a diploma or a degree from a recognized institute. Candidates having two years or more of work experience in the field of Planning, Execution or Maintenance of Mechanical, Electrical or Civil Engineering works will also be able to apply.

For Junior Engineers in the Department of Posts, the candidates should have a three years Diploma in the relevant field from an institute that is recognized by the government.

Admit Card Availability The admit cards will be sent to the applicants through post.
Availability of Brochure and Forms The online application forms will be available from the official website of the Staff Selection Commission. The offline application forms will be available from the designated post offices.
Application Mode: Cash, Demand Draft, Credit Card, net Banking The payment of fees for the offline registrations will have to be made through the Central Recruitment Fee Stamp. The candidates who are applying online can pay their fees either through the net banking facilities of the State Bank of India or SBI challans.
Centers of Examination Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Port Blair, Nagpur, Bhubaneshwar, Puducherry, Dehradun, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Allahabad, Bhopal, Aizwal, Kohima, Patna, Panaji, Lucknow, Thiruvananthapuram, Raipur, Shimla, Chandigarh, Shillong, Agartala, Jammu, Bangaluru, Srinagar, Kavaratti, Imphal, Itanagar, Gangtok, and Ranchi.



The syllabus for Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical) Exam, 2012 has been tabulated below:

Paper Number Subject
I General Awareness: economy of India, geography, history, culture, Indian politics, science, current affairs, Constitution of India, sports, and technological developments in India and abroad.
General Intelligence and Reasoning: differences and similarities, symbols and their relationships, analogies, arithmetical reasoning, arithmetical computations, decision making, discrimination, analytical functions, judgment, visual memory, problem solving and space visualization.
Civil Engineering (Part A): costing and valuation,transportation engineering, building materials,surveying, environmental engineering, hydraulics, soil mechanics, estimating, structural engineering, and irrigation engineering.
Electrical Engineering (Part B): electrical machines, basic electronics, estimation and costing, circuit law, synchronous machines, utilizing electrical energy, transmission and distribution, induction motors, measuring instruments, and magnetic circuit.
General Engineering: Mechanical Engineering (Part C): laws of thermodynamics, theory of machines, strength of materials, theory of machine design, engineering mechanics, IC engine performance, IC engine cooling and lubrication, steam turbines and nozzles, boilers, accessories and fitting, IC engines combustion, refrigeration plant, air compressors, properties of pure substances, and specification.
II Civil and Structural Engineering (Part A): Civil Engineering: valuation, estimation and costing, soil mechanics, building materials, irrigational engineering, hydraulics, transportation engineering, RCC design, theory of structures, environmental engineering, concrete technology, and steel design.
Electrical Engineering (Part B): AC fundamentals, basic concepts, magnetic circuits, measuring instruments, synchronous machines, electrical machines, estimation and costing, generation and transmission, and utilization of electrical energy.
Mechanical Engineering (Part C): strength of materials, theory of machines, engineering mechanics, machine design, laws of thermodynamics, IC engines, fluid mechanics, boilers, fluid statistics, hydraulic turbines, centrifugal pumps, fluid kinematics, fluid pressure, properties and types of fluid, and production engineering.

Recommended Books


Some of the reference books that can be of assistance to candidates preparing for the Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical) Exam, 2012, are as follows:

  • The Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2011, by Edgar Thorpe
  • SSC Junior Engineer Exam Civil Engineering and Structural, by Kiran Prakashan
  • SSC CPWD Junior Engineers Exam Guide (Civil), by Ramesh Publishing House
  • Guide to SSC CPWD Electrical Engineering 2011, by G.K. Publications
  • A Complete Ready Reference for SSC Junior Engineers Recruitment Examination CPWD, MES Mechanical Engineering 2011, by G.K. Publications
  • SSC CPWD Junior Engineers Exam Guide (Electrical), by Ramesh Publishing House

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